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Introduction to the Economic History of China
Introduction to the Economic History of China
By E. Stuart Kirby
Allen and Unwin, Macmillan, 1954, 202 pp.

An introduction, but one demonstrating real and original scholarship, to the study of China's economic history over the centuries. In part a tracing of the different stages of economic development and change, it is of most interest in its discussion of the historiography of the subject and in its critical examination of a number of modern clichés, Marxist and other, concerning the course of Chinese history.